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HOORAY RAMA

Bangkok's controversial new cable-stayed Rama VIII bridge opened for traffic this week. Spanning the Chao Phraya River, the £45M structure comprises a 475m long steel plate girder and reinforced concrete deck, supported by a 161m high reinforced concrete pylon. The deck is protected by a glass fibre reinforced modular enclosure system, developed by FaberMaunsell, but designed and installed locally.

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